On Thursday, May 24, a group of us were honored to attend the annual Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Gala in New York city. Through the Canterbury Medal, which is Becket’s highest honor, each year Becket recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to defending religious liberty for people of all faiths.
This year Becket awarded the Medal to Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik, Orthodox rabbi and spiritual leader of the oldest Jewish congregation in the U.S. “Today in America people of faith inspire each other, sustain each other, so that an alliance over religious freedom can form – without diminishing our religious differences – a fellowship,” said Rabbi Soloveichik. Read the Rabbi’s acceptance speech here, or view the video here.
Here are a few photos from our evening at the Gala!